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Beacon supported Jacobsen takes Superstock Victory
American youngster PJ Jacobsen put the new GSX-R1000 on the top step of the podium in thrilling fashion at Donington Park on Sunday in the National 1000cc Superstock class. It was the tightest of victories, taking the win by a miniscule 1/1000th of a second at the chequered flag on the Beacon supported machine.
The 18-year-old has set the British championship paddock alight since his debut at Oulton Park in July and to win in the ‘bar bashing’ Superstock series on only his third appearance, is a credit to his talent and how he has clicked with the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000.
“That was a very enjoyable race. Lee to his credit was very strong on the brakes but I was way better on the exit of the turns with our set-up on the GSX-R1000. Sitting behind him I was able to see that his bike was moving about on the gas and I knew he’d take a tight entry into the last turn. I knew he’d either get a bit of a highside or a tank-slapper on the exit, which is exactly what happened. I got good drive and used the kerbs and the grass to my advantage. It’s a great series and good to see all the other major manufacturers in it, which is making me love riding this big thousand Suzuki. I’m looking forward to Silverstone now.”
Philip Neill – Team Manager:
“What a race. We knew this kid had talent, but to come here having only completed a handful of laps at a track day, and win in one of the toughest classes in British championship is something very special. It was one of the best race finishes I’ve seen for a very long time, but I wouldn’t want to do it that way every weekend. It was the tightest margin possible and every credit to Lee Johnston for a great race, but a win is a win at the end of the day and it’s always nice to put the new GSX-R1000 on the top step of the podium.
Metzeler National Superstock 1000cc Results
Winner: PJ Jacobsen [Tyco Suzuki] 24:06.866; 2nd – Lee Johnston [Ducati] +0.001sec; 3rd – Victor Cox [Kawasaki] +7.449
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